Death – it will take the wind out of your sails. This morning I got the word that a good friend passed away. He lost his short but courageous fight with cancer. As I’m standing here trying to get ready for work I can just feel my energy level seriously depleted as I ponder the news that I just received. And the questions start to pile up in my heart and head. Now what? Read More...
We all love a great sunset, or a beautiful mountain. A walk along a sandy beach or a breathtaking spring landscape can leave us deeply moved. But have you ever wondered why? What is it about nature, about beauty, that touches us so deeply. Sure, you can say we are wired to appreciate beauty. But what if the reason is deeper and way more amazing than you ever dreamed… Read More...
Was the Christian life really meant to be this complex? I just opened a popular religious bookstore’s catalog and found literally thousands of books that tell me how I must do this or do that in order to live a good christian life, or be a good christian man, or be a good christian father, or husband, or… the list goes on and on. I am not trying to disparage these books. Certainly some are good and helpful. But in the end, is it REALLY supposed to take a library of books and a lifetime of effort? Is it really supposed to be this hard? Read More...
It’s the BIG question… One of the biggest.
If you miss this answer, then the rest of the test doesn’t matter.
You might think you know, and you probably know more than you think.
But did you know the answer you believe steers everything else you do?
I’ve blown it again. Now what do I do? Now where do I turn?
It’s the choice after the choice.
And in many ways, it’s the biggest choice of the two.
And what I do with it will determine my destiny...
Yes, the sun rises each day.
And yes, I get up, hop in the shower, have my coffee and breakfast and get going to work.
And somedays, that keeps me busy till I’m back asleep, ready to “rinse and repeat” the next day.
But is that really enough? I mean, really?
It’s hard to confuse the two when you see them from the outside.
Breathing, moving, warm, alive. Or still, cold, pale, flatlined.
But that’s from the outside.
Is it so easy to tell from the inside?
Most of us men suffer from this malady and don’t even know it.
Yet it is probably the number one reason why most of us just eek out our existence.
Do you find yourself just trying to get by day-by-day?
Maybe you are “infected” by this deadly combination of conditions...
It seems like every time I turn around, there is another “men’s movement”.
Now granted, we men DO need help… and A LOT of it I might add (and that’s just for me).
But why is it that no matter what we seem to try, nothing seems to “stick”? At least not for very long.
Maybe we are asking the wrong questions and therefore hearing incomplete advice...